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Srinivasan Chari

… that’s Ravi to you and me …

Please welcome our newest member Ravi Chari, introduced to us by long-time friend and former neighbor Rick Davis. Ravi is the tenth and (maybe) final new member in Kit’s 2004-05 presidential year.

Ravi describes himself as a “contrarian by nature,” but he is at a loss to find anything to object to in the Rotary Way. With enthusiasm and candor, we welcome our newest member!

No Meeting (‘Dark’) July 5

As his first order of business as Club President for 2005-06, David Keller will be taking a vacation to Oregon for the Fourth of July. In anticipation of your own vacation, we we will be Dark on July 5 … that means no meeting!

Please plan to attend our very special 2005-06 Kick-Off Party on July 12!

Mona Vijaykar

In the name of international understanding, today’s speaker presented a thoughtful introduction to the ancient history and culture of India, and shared with us several ways that Indian culture has shaped religion, science, and other philosophical pursuits around the world.

Mona Vijaykar shared a brief version of her larger presentation, “Vasuda Eva Kutumbakam (The World is the Family).” She was recently featured in the Mercury News, and most of her material is available in more-detailed format at her website, India in Classrooms.

Debunk Kit Whitney on July 16

If you have not met with Sue Klear regarding about your own personal gift to Kit, please contact her ASAP. Thanks!

She’s had a GREAT year, but it’ll be over soon! Don’t miss the party!

Immediate Past President Gary Arita is coordinating the Debunking Party, set for Saturday, July 16. Please join us at Buca di Beppo in the Pruneyard for dinner (5:30 – 8:00 pm; $35/person). The menu will include great Italian favorites, fabulous pasta, fantastic desserts – and a gentle roast ;-).

Invitations and sign-up information will be forthcoming. You can also view the “Save the Date” flier (in PDF).

San Jose Grand Prix

Mike O’Kane provided a breif overview of the Canary Fund, working to detect and stop cancer in its earliest stages.

Mike also distributed a postcard with race details and prices for tickets. Tickets are onsale now, and special group pricing is available. The racecourse maps boast of a Family Activity area, but there is no reduced-price ticket category for children.

If you want to know more about Champ Car racing, asking Jerry Cummings is your best bet for details.